This past summer I attended the writing workshop, A Broader Public: Writing on Religion for a Secular Audience at the Collegeville Institute. After writing for Catholic Moral Theology for a few years, I decided it was time to learn more about what I was doing. I thought the workshop would be a fairly technical affair, teaching specific skills about professional writing. Instead, I discovered the following five things, each of which has deepened my understanding of writing.
5. Think “I am not worthy.” One of my favorite moments of Wayne’s World (yes, I definitely grew up in the 80s) was when Aerosmith appeared. The whole bit is funny, but when the band shows up, both Wayne and Garth shout, “We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy.” When I was accepted . . . .